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AU-System Shows Next Generation Mobile Internet Browser

CommunicAsia 2001, Singapore - June 19, 2001 AU-System today showed a preview version of their new mobile Internet browser, AUS WAP Browser 2.0. The new browser is compatible with both existing and future WAP protocols, including fixed Internet protocols, HTTP and TCP/IP. The browser is also capable of running existing WAP applications as well as next generation WAP, i-mode and Internet applications. The browser complies with the M-Services Guidelines, a new recommendation recently issued by the GSM Association.

The new version enables handset and PDA manufacturers to tailor the browser for plug-ins, security and user interface, and to customise the memory capacity and screen size. Functions that can be supported through plug-ins include e-mail, MMS, Java and a wide range of mark-up languages like HTML and imodes cHTML.

No other browser is this flexible when it comes to user interface and customisation; its even open for technologies that are not yet in existence, says Christer Björk, Business Area Manager at AUSystem. AUS WAP Browser 2.0 further strengthens AU-Systems leading position within the mobile Internet market.

Now fixed and mobile technology platforms are beginning to converge, comments Christer Björk. Further barriers are removed between the worlds existing technology platforms, opening possibilities for the development of even more advanced and entertaining services.

The demonstration of AUS WAP Browser 2.0 shows a number of applications developed in co-operation between AU-System and the Japanese content supplier, Cybird, who today is a large supplier of cHTML based services in Japan. The services have been converted to XHTML, the new Internet mark-up language. The demonstration version is running on Palm OSÒ on a Palm m505 communicating via BluetoothÔ.

The AUS WAP Browser 2.0 will be released during the third quarter of this year. At the time of the release the browser will include full support for the new WAP 2.0 standard, which is also expected to be completed during the third quarter.

The new version of the AUS WAP Browser 2.0 will be demonstrated in AU-Systems booth (6L3-10) at CommunicAsia 2001 on June 19-22, 2001 in Singapore.

Media Contacts:
Christer Björk, Business Area Manager
AU-System
Tel: +46 70 638 16 01

Jonas Brandén, Business Unit Manager
AU-System
Tel: +46 70 269 32 99

About AU-System and WAP
AU-System is an active member in the WAP Forum and has participated in the development of the WAP browser used by Ericsson in its terminals. The AUS WAP Browser has also been licensed to more than 40 other suppliers of communication devices and the client list includes companies like Motorola, Samsung, Compaq and LG Electronics. The browser is compliant with the latest specifications from the WAP Forum. Apart from software licences, AU-System also offers consultancy services such as service development for mobile operators, solutions development, e.g. secure mobile banking and stock trading, and adaptation of the AUS WAP browser to various environments.

About AU-System
AU-System is a leading Mobile Internet consultancy. Through the subsidiary SandbergTrygg, the company also offers integrated services for marketing communications. Major clients include Ericsson, Telia, Scania, Nordea Nordbanken and Singapore Telecom. AU-System was established in 1974 and currently employs more than 1,000 staff in offices in Sweden, the U.K., Italy, U.S.A., Thailand and Singapore. AU-System is listed on Attract40 of the OM Stockholm Exchange, under the symbol AUS. For more information, please visit http://www.ausystem.com.

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